Resources

California

Los Angeles

Equality California
Equality California is a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization with offices in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Sacramento and the Bay Area. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of LGBT Californians by working to achieve and maintain full and lasting equality, acceptance and social justice for LGBT communities in California and elsewhere. Their efforts include working towards advancements of LGBT Californians’ health and well-being through direct healthcare service advocacy and education. Equality California also sponsors legislation to achieve equality and legal protections for the LGBT community. Equality California works in partnership with California’s LGBT Legislative Caucus — monitoring thousands of bills and leading California’s efforts to defeat legislation that harms the California LGBT community and their family members. www.eqca.org

The Los Angeles LGBT Center
The LA LGBT Center works to build a world where LGBT people can thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. They are the largest provider of programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The organization is focused mainly on four key areas: health, social services and housing, culture and education, and leadership/advocacy. www.lalgbtcenter.org

San Francisco

SF LGBT Center
The mission of the SF LGBT Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. When visitors arrive at the Center, they find free services like career counseling, job fairs, computer lab, social activities, mentorships, youth meals, daycare, various workshops and much more. Here they can connect with other LGBT people and organize to secure our equal rights. The Center is truly the heart, home and hands of the San Francisco LGBT community. www.sfcenter.org

Spectrum LGBT Center
Spectrum is dedicated to engaging, empowering and advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. We envision a Marin community where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people are welcomed, affirmed, supported and advocated for by all community members.  A community where it takes no special act of courage to live openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person. www.spectrumlgbtcenter.org

San Diego

San Diego Community Center
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by providing activities, programs and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity. www.thecentersd.org[